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James City man receives kidney from girlfriend in transplant

James City man receives kidney from girlfriend in transplant

Danny Snow didn’t have to look far when he needed a kidney transplant.

His girlfriend of almost 30 years turned out to be a perfect donor match.

After living with diabetes for about 15 years, Snow’s kidneys failed two and a half years ago, which put him on a punishing schedule of dialysis three days a week.

The treatment was exhausting. Snow, a James City resident, said he found he was too tired to continue his work as a wrecker truck driver, which he had done for decades.

“It was so hard on me,” Snow said. “I just dragged around.”

Snow needed a kidney.

About 114,500 people need a lifesaving organ transplant, and of that about 75,000 are on an active...

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